Cleveland History Center in University Circle

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Interested in hosting an event at the Cleveland History Center?

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Stunning décor, and  classic architectural detail make the Cleveland History Center the perfect setting for your event.


Our Spaces

Crawford Rotunda | Norton Gallery | Hanna Garden

 Hay-McKinney House & Garden | Community Conference Center & Meeting Spaces

Reviews From Past Clients

Westlake High School students enjoy magical prom night at Western Reserve Historical Society – 

 “We just had the most incredible wedding for our daughter at the Cleveland History Center and it was just wonderful. Most of our guests where from out of town and they were blown away by the entire museum. They loved cocktails in the car area and the carousel was such a bonus. The staff was incredible and so helpful. If you want a unique wedding venue that you will never forget this is your place. Where else can you get married in a beautiful garden, have cocktails among beautiful vintage cars, ride a carousel, and dance the night away in a rotunda?” – June 2018

“My husband and I had our wedding and reception here and we absolutely loved it! The staff was so helpful and the venue was beautiful! We got so may compliments from friends and family about the WRHS!”  – Abby Weisberg, June 2018

“Thank you for everyone’s efforts on our behalf!  The bride and groom were over joyed with their wedding day so all the hard work pays off!  The wedding in the Vanderbrook Hay Garden was spectacular and dinner & dancing in the Hanna Garden was exactly as they had hoped for. Thank you!”  – Cindy Halle, September 2014

“Thank you for making Nicole and Joe’e wedding special! Everything went smoothly and the garden looked great! Lots of compliments from our guests on the beautiful setting! Thank you again!”
Bonnie and Dave Freeh, September 2013

“Thanks so much! The wedding was absolutely wonderful – the garden looked amazing and everything went off without a hitch. I’m so glad we had it at WRHS, it was truly memorable, and you and your staff were great to work with.” – Amanda (Bailey) Bates, June 2013

See more great reviews of the Cleveland History Center’s rental space on WeddingWire!



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